Tuesday’s session would also include speeches by leaders from Brazil, Iran, Turkey, France and Switzerland, among others.
Unlike in 2020, when many of the contributions to the general debate took the form of speeches sent on video, numerous leaders have flown to New York, although with far smaller delegations than in the past.
Other contributions by representatives of the 193 member states would again be provided online.
Conflict, too, will be in focus, chiefly the situation in Afghanistan.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the White House said, in a statement, that that the conference will focus on expanding and improving common initiatives to take down COVID-19, building out from previous gatherings of world leaders and ministers in fora like the G7, G20, and Act Accelerator to rally civil society,
NGOs, philanthropists, and industry along with world leaders and align on a common vision for defeating COVID-19 together. (dpa/NAN)